Cost-conscious homeowners in Central, SC, know that an efficient furnace will save them money in the long run. It’ll require fewer repairs, keeps the bills down and operate for about 20 years. With the following three tips, you can achieve efficient heating and experience similar benefits:

Don’t Block Airflow

Furnaces wear down when faced with blockages to airflow. Therefore, you must replace the filter regularly and ensure the registers remain unblocked. Depending on the filter type and MERV rating, you may need to replace it monthly or every three months. The more frequent, the better for your IAQ.

Program the Thermostat

The thermostat controls when and how long the furnace runs. If you set the temperature higher than you should, you’ll wear down the furnace by forcing it into continuous long cycles. Maintaining the temperature around 68 degrees will keep the average household comfortable in winter. For every degree lower that you set it, you can save up to 3% on your heating bill.

A programmable thermostat helps you avoid an even greater problem, though. It lets you create a unique heating schedule around your household’s schedule. That way, you won’t heat your home when no one is around.

Request Regular Maintenance

We cannot overstate the importance of continual maintenance at the hands of a professional. A yearly tuneup can cover a number of tasks one can’t do alone, such as burner inspection, cleaning, fan belt adjustment and motor bearing lubrication. All of this contributes to the overall efficiency of the furnace.

Complete Heat and Air has a team of NATE-certified service technicians who can travel anywhere in Central, SC, to provide furnace repairs and other services. We strive to offer timely, dependable work that helps you extend the life span of your furnace. Contact us today to have one of our heating experts visit your home or business.

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